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James Wilson, R.I.P.

Postby WarrenFork » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:28 pm

James Wilson, longtime proprietor of Wilson's Eastside Sports in Bishop and co-founder of Friends of the Inyo, suffered a stroke and died on July 15th in Reno. He leaves behind his wife Kay, daughter Roseanne, a newborn grandson, and countless people on the East Side and beyond who will miss his kindness, his many contributions to the local community, and his passion and advocacy for wilderness. James was also one of the nicest guys around. The remembrances coming in to his memorial website fill in the details if your paths did not cross on Main Street or in the mountains.

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Re: James Wilson, R.I.P.

Postby gdurkee » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:23 pm

I second that. James was an incredible guy, giving major support to the community not only to preserve the wilderness feel of USFS and NPS areas, but in his support of music festivals and local civic events. A really sad loss for the Sierra.

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